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09-10-01 Thai (13)

SOUTHWEST SUMMER FAVORITES with Ashley Brooks

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take advantage of summer's bounty while Ashley teaches you the secrets and techniques of Southwestern cuisine. In this class you will learn how marinades are used on the grill, how to make the perfect chile blend, and how to make recipes in advance. Grilled Chipotle Marinated Flank Steak Sauteed Poblano Pepper, Bell Peppers and Onions Ashley's Chile Blend Guacamole Pico de Gallo Salsa Black Bean and Corn Salad Chocolate Ancho Chili Cake TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

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CLASSIC FRENCH COOKING INTENSIVE – 5 part morning series with Tom Whitehead

September 12 - September 16

Ability level: Intermediate/advanced. This is a full participation, fast paced class covering a lot of material. All ingredients will be sourced locally when possible, all dairy, eggs, cheese and vegetables will be organic. Maximum number of participants 8. Monday September 12 from 9AM-12:30PM -   Fish Starting with a whole salmon, students will learn to scale, fillet, skin, and  pinbone the fish and learn the following techniques:  roasting, sautéing, smoking, gravlax and  rillettes. There will be an introduction to butter based sauces and…

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BRIGHT AND BOLD SUMMER FLAVORS with Ashley Brooks.

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You'll learn to create your own Cajun spice mixture to make blackened catfish, a grilled Southern delight, along with a grilled Mahi Mahi and an assortment of flavorful summer dishes. Blackened Catfish Grilled Mahi Mahi Jicama Citrus Slaw Citrus Cilantro Dressing Zucchini Corn Fritters Peaches Flambee over Ice Cream TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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EVERY DAY COOKING SKILLS LATE SUMMER SERIES with Martha Stafford. Morning Session.

September 20 - September 22

Ability level: open to cooks of all skill levels. Easily modified for vegetarians.  Lesson 1 Tuesday September 20 at 10AM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class we will cover the importance of buying seasonal local vegetables, knife skills (slicing, dicing, julienning, chopping, mincing), stocking the pantry, cooking pasta correctly and how to make simple and delicious pasta sauces from pantry staples. Lesson 2 Wednesday September 21 at 10AM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class you will learn to make a well balanced vinaigrette,…

'10-05-14 Indian (6)

INDIAN HOME COOKING with Sudha Khare

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This class is taught by Sudha Khare. Sudha was born and raised in the north Indian state of Rajisthan and moved to Charlottesville after she was married. With her sister-in-law she owned "The Taj - Indian Cuisine" restaurant in the mid 1980's. Sudha will teach you how to identify all the ingredients that are essential to North Indian meals. You learn about the many varieties of dal (lentils) and how to prepare them, how to identify the different spices in a…

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A NIGHT IN THE PROVENCE – CELEBRATING THE WORK OF ROGER VERGE with Tom Whitehead

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Famed chef and restaurateur Roger Verge (April 7, 1930 - June 5, 2015) was considered one of the greatest chefs of his time. His first restaurant, Moulin de Mougins located near Cannes, opened in 1969 and eventually earned 3 Michelin Stars. It was a training ground for such culinary stars as Alain Ducasse, David Bouley and Daniel Boulud. Verge's style exemplified the fresh and local way we cook today, but in his day it was a quite a departure from…

'16-06-07 fish tom (6)

EVERY DAY COOKING SKILLS LATE SUMMER SERIES with Martha Stafford. Evening Session.

September 27 - September 29
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Weekly on the same day until September 27, 2016

Ability level: open to cooks of all skill levels. Easily modified for vegetarians.  Lesson 1 Tuesday September 27 at 5:30PM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class we will cover the importance of buying seasonal local vegetables, knife skills (slicing, dicing, julienning, chopping, mincing), stocking the pantry, cooking pasta correctly and how to make simple and delicious pasta sauces from pantry staples. Lesson 2 Wednesday September 28 at 5:30PM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class you will learn to make a well balanced vinaigrette, how…

'16-07-25 team building summer (12)

DINNER IN MOUGIN – CELEBRATING THE WORK OF ROGER VERGE with Tom Whitehead

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Famed chef and restaurateur Roger Verge (April 7, 1930 - June 5, 2015) was considered one of the greatest chefs of his time. His first restaurant, Moulin de Mougins located near Cannes, opened in 1969 and eventually earned 3 Michelin Stars. It was a training ground for such culinary stars as Alain Ducasse, David Bouley and Daniel Boulud. Verge's style exemplified the fresh and local way we cook today, but in his day it was a quite a departure from…

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KNIFE SKILLS with Martha Stafford

October 4 @ 10:00 am

We will cover the following skills: knife grips, slicing, dicing, julienning, chopping, mincing, chiffonade. Local seasonal vegetables will be used and a light fresh meal prepared. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

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KNIFE SKILLS with Martha Stafford

October 5 @ 5:30 pm

We will cover the following skills: knife grips, slicing, dicing, julienning, chopping, mincing, chiffonade. Local seasonal vegetables will be used and a light fresh meal prepared. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

Sushi (2)

SUSHI WORKSHOP with Ashley Brooks 

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Master the art of this age old Japanese trade. Experience the preparation, tasting and presentation of sushi. This workshop is hands on and guaranteed to demystify the art of sushi preparation.  Sushi Rice Inside out Crunchy shrimp roll  Inside out California roll  Spicy tuna roll  Vegetarian Hand Roll (Temaki)  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

'13-11-13 fabrizia italian (15)

TIME TO START COOKING! with Martha Stafford. Morning series.

October 11 - October 13

Ability level: beginning cooks. Easily modified for vegetarians. If you haven’t spent much time in the kitchen or shopping for fresh ingredients this is the class for you. You will learn practical skills that will help you develop your “kitchen sense” as well as the confidence to cook for yourself and others. Lesson 1 Tuesday October 11 at 10AM (duration 3,5 hours) In this class we will cover how to shop for seasonal local vegetables, what types of knives you…

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FLAVORS OF THAILAND with Ashley Brooks

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the unique ingredients, simple techniques and recipes of Thailand. You will learn to make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular dishes. This class is taught by Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a graduate of the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver Colorado as well as the Chiang Mia Thai Cookery School in Thailand. You will make your own curry with mortar and pestle and learn how to use the curry in various dishes. Khao Soi Gai Chiang Mai…

'16-07-25 team building summer (10)

WEEKNIGHT DINNER SOLUTIONS with Martha Stafford. Morning Series.

October 18 - October 21

In this 3 part morning class we will start by working with 5 days worth of weeknight groceries based on Martha Stafford’s grocery list. Martha will teach you how to use each item in the order they should be used for optimum freshness. She will cover organization, timing, improvisation, and incorporating leftovers, so you can create 5 days worth of simple fast dinners. Techniques covered, washing, prepping and storing produce, steaming, roasting, sautéing, blanching, simple sauces and vinaigrettes, how to…

Asian Noodles

ORGINAL DISHES WITH ASIAN NOODLES with Ashley Brooks

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this class you will learn how to use different types of Asian noodles to create wonderful meals at home. Seared Beef Noodle Bowl with Shitake Mushrooms, Broccoli and Scallions Peanut Noodle Salad with sliced Chicken and julienned Vegetables Seared Scallops and Vegetables over Soba Noodles with a Ginger Citrus sauce   TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

Verge

ROBUST FLAVORS OF PROVENCE – CELEBRATING THE WORK OF ROGER VERGE with Tom Whitehead

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Famed chef and restaurateur Roger Verge (April 7, 1930 - June 5, 2015) was considered one of the greatest chefs of his time. His first restaurant, Moulin de Mougins located near Cannes, opened in 1969 and eventually earned 3 Michelin Stars. It was a training ground for such culinary stars as Alain Ducasse, David Bouley and Daniel Boulud. Verge's style exemplified the fresh and local way we cook today, but in his day it was a quite a departure from…

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER SOLUTIONS with Martha Stafford. Evening Series.

October 25 - October 27

In this 3 part evening class we will start by working with 5 days worth of weeknight groceries based on Martha Stafford’s grocery list. Martha will teach you how to use each item in the order they should be used for optimum freshness. She will cover organization, timing, improvisation, and incorporating leftovers, so you can create 5 days worth of simple fast dinners. Techniques covered, washing, prepping and storing produce, steaming, roasting, sautéing, blanching, simple sauces and vinaigrettes, how to…

'15-01-25 Bread Class (2)

BAKERY STYLE BREADS FROM YOUR HOME KITCHEN with Eric Moore

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Each participant will take home a loaf of whole grain flaxseed sandwich bread. Learn the magic of making flavorful nutritious breads at home. Passionate bread baker and philosophy professor Eric Moore will explain the 12 stages of bread, the difference between using commercial and wild yeast, the pros and cons of different types of flours, enhancements, and rising times. Each participant will take home a loaf of whole grain flaxseed sandwich bread. The group will also make a whole wheat…

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HOLIDAY SIDES AND DESSERTS with Ashley Brooks

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this holiday class you’ll prepare an assortment of delicious side dishes and a dessert that can all be made in advance, freeing you up to enjoy time with friends and family. TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

Thanksgiving (3)

THANKSGIVING WORKSHOP with Martha Stafford

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you have never prepared a Thanksgiving dinner before or you think your Thanksgiving meal could be more delicious, then this is the class for you. In this class you will learn seasoning techniques to bring out the best flavor of your food, which dishes to prepare in advance and how to organize and time your cooking. Butternut Squash Soup Roast Organic Turkey Really Good Gravy Mashed Potatoes Cranberry Sauce Traditional Stuffing and variations String Beans with Toasted Almonds Roasted…

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Classes are non-refundable. If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered, you must call at least 48 hours prior to the class in order to receive a class credit. 24 hour cancellations or no-shows will be billed in full.This applies to gift certificates as well. You may send someone in your place if you cannot make it to class.

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